St. Croix This Week / Dining
St. Croix boasts many talented chefs preparing some of the most creative and flavorful cooking in the Caribbean. Here you'll find dining experiences to please any palette, whether you are seeking world-class international cuisine, a casual family meal, or quick and delicious take out!
Your setting might be the Christiansted boardwalk, an historic townhouse, a club atmosphere, a small cafe or bistro, a coffee house, overlooking a marina, a view of Buck Island, the waves crashing on the North Shore, on the beach, or one of the stellar sunsets in Frederiksted.
Ethnic cuisines can be found at a host of great restaurants around the island serving up Mediterranean, Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, and Japanese. West Indian dishes can also be sampled as well as raw cuisine and local organically grown salad fixings. Don't forget local lobster and the fresh catch of the day, like Wahoo, Mahi, or Tuna when deciding what to try.
Frederiksted has several quaint oceanfront eateries specializing in everything from elegant dining to soul food to world-class coffees, smoothies and light fare. Sunday brunches are famous here and Jazz can be heard live on the weekends. There's even an Internet cafe for your convenience.
Men never need ties and jackets but, since some island restaurants are air-conditioned and others are breezy, women may be more comfortable with a light wrap to cover bare shoulders.
Some restaurants only serve breakfast and lunch, while others serve all three meals, and still others only serve dinner. Check our Advertiser Dining Guide in this section for a quick summary of Cuisine, Meals, and Credit Cards accepted. Though we do our best to keep information current, hours may vary seasonally and it is always a good idea to phone for reservations. Bon Appetit!
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As one approaches the 1729 House, the tan one across from Fort Christiansvaern Park, the Galangal sign, made from wine corks by a patron, is hardly visible from the street. Opening the aubergine door is almost magical as one steps inside an elegant white-table dining room filled with original paintings, and Indo-Colonial architectural elements. Sitting down at the cool, dry granite bar, one just knows their Martini is going to be ice cold and the red wine will be at 65 degrees. Galangal specializes in authentic modern Thai cuisine, combining traditional ingredients with international flavors and techniques. Freshness is the key to Galangal's bold flavors and consistent quality. Spices from Vietnam and Singapore, curry pastes from Bangkok and unusual Asian vegetables grown in our own gardens give Galangal's dishes their unique and authentic flavors. Even the soup is made a` la minute. St. Croix's #1 dining destination- (tripadvisor.com). Dinner 5:30 - 9:30. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Christiansted Map #26
Located in an old-world style, walk-through courtyard in the historic Pentheny building (1813), we offer long-time favorites, like "the funky chicken salad" and "the fresco phatty" near our famous mermaid fountain or under our big green awning. From our daily homemade soups, salad dressings, and fresh-cut vegetables, to our home-brewed hibiscus-passion iced tea and ground-fresh coffee, all that comes out of our kitchen is made with pride just for you. A European feel in the heart of Christiansted, we are a quick walk from government parking lot; enter on Strand or King Streets. For breakfast or gourmet lunch on-the-go, use our curb-side service or in-town delivery (voted "Best Delivery" in the latest Daily News readers' poll). Open Mon - Wed, 8 am to 2:30 pm, Thurs - Sat, 8 am to 9:00 pm--live music 6-9 pm. Tel. 340-719-0126 (Christiansted Map # 7)
"Calling All Curry Eaters!" Are you craving for curry dishes at an affordable price? Well, look no further. Ace Roti Shop specializes in traditional Trinidadian Indian curries. You will find chicken, beef, shrimp, fish, and goat curry on our daily menu. We offer two types of roti (bread) to soak up our delicious curry -- dhal puri and paratha aka buss-up-shut. on Saturdays, we serve a traditional Trinidadian appetizer called "Doubles" featured on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods. It is served hot with our homemade Tamarind Chutney. Don't forget to try our homemade drinks which include Sorrel, Mauby, Peanut Punch, Carrot with Beet, and our delicious selection of Indian desserts! We're open Tuesday - Saturday, 10-4:30 pm and located at 182 Richmond, just three minutes East of Christiansted.
St. Croix Map #31
This bistro cafe, located adjacent to Christiansted Fort on the Boardwalk overlooking the harbor, is a must for your stay in St Croix. Visitors return year after year. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, ice cream, smoothies, beer or even a rum. Try our signature breakfast, granola with fresh fruit and yogurt. ggs served any style. unch features include spicy tuna wrap, deli style sandwiches, burgers or our lunch special (changes daily). Box lunches available for your Buck Island trip, beach day, or dive adventure. Call ahead or order on the day. Voted "Best Breakfast on St Croix" multiple years by the readers of the Daily News. Open daily from 7:00am.
AX, MC, VISA
Christiansted Map #100
Good Spirits, on the East End Road at The Reef, is a fun, unique island spot for award-winning food in a casual, outdoor venue at very affordable prices. Loyal customers feast on house-smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork, hand-crafted burgers and homemade desserts. Happy hour daily and nightly specials make Good Spirits an East End destination! Free WiFi! Good Spirits is a great place to grab a family meal to go--no one does takeout better! Feeding a large group? Just give us a call! We've also got a small market with snacks, bottled water, beer, wine, liquor, bagged ice and more. Good Spirits also offers villa provisioning and delivery. Closed on Mondays for the summer. Visit www.goodspiritsvi.com or facebook.com/goodspiritsvi
We're a restaurant! We're a market! We're a deli! And, we're new on St. Croix's East End right across from Buck Island so all diners have a fabulous view! Specialties include steaks and seafood, Lori's Famous fried chicken, BBQ ribs, Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, huge hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads, and pizzas. The Market features specialty items including local produce, wine, beer, and imported cheeses. Our Deli offers ice cream plus a bakery, coffee bar and take out meals. Restaurant open for brunch, lunch, and dinner Tuesday -Saturday, 9 am-9 pm and Sunday from 9 am-8 pm. The Market is open every day from 6 am-10 pm and the Deli Tuesday-Saturday, 6 am-10 pm. Find sample menus on our website at www.bluewaterterrace.com St. Croix Map # 40
Tel. 692-BLUE (2583)
You Are Here Bar & Grille is tucked away in Kings Alley, just off the Boardwalk. Owner, Andrew Havanchak, moved to St. Croix two years ago and fell in love with St. Croix and decided to build on it! The atmosphere at You Are Here is Unique, Fun, and Upbeat merging Local and Continental culture. Local artists showcase their artwork, we have free WiFi, a power strip at the bar for plug-ins, and the menu offers food that is both Quick and Savory. Open 11 am -11 pm, Monday - Saturday, it is home of the largest World Map on island so you'll always know where you are when You Are Here! Winner! Tied for First Place Entree, A Taste of St. Croix 2013 -- Come in for our Shrimp Corndogs!
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on our boardwalk patio or in our breezy open-air restaurant overlooking the beautiful Christiansted Harbor. Sit back and watch the local fishing boats deliver their daily catch of Wahoo, Tuna, or Mahi-Mahi (a fish so nice we named it twice). We specialize in the fresh seafood that is brought to our dock every day. Voted Best New Restaurant in St. Croix, 2008 (VI Daily News), we feature a creative dinner menu incorporating an eclectic blend of world cuisines, a unique and affordable wine list, and drink specials from the most complete bar on the island. Open 7 days a week. MC , Visa.
Tel. - 340-692-6283
C'sted Map #60
The Buccaneer, just minutes east of Christiansted on Route 82, offers casual open-air dining beachside at The Mermaid for lunch and seasonal dinners. Soups, salads, burgers, fish, sandwiches, along with tropical drinks and vintage cocktails. Daily 11:30- 5:30pm. Enjoy cocktails with a view, fine wines and dining al fresco or in a/c in the historic Great House at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant. Daily specials include fresh fish and seafood, steaks, pasta, and heavenly desserts. Live entertainment seasonally. Casual chic dress code. Reservations please. Cocktails from 4-11 pm, light menu from 5-9:30 pm and dinner 6-9:30 pm. See menus at www.thebuccaneer. com/dine.htm. Children's menus available. A member of Historic Hotels of America. Awarded "Best Sunset Bar" by Brides magazine; 2010 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
St. Croix Map # 88
Dine alfresco overlooking the Caribbean Sea! At lunch, sip your favorite cocktail while enjoying your choice of Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads & Creative Wraps. Sunsets at the Beach Side Cafe are stunning! From the amazing Green Flash to the beautifully streaked pink skies, evenings are almost ethereal. Eclectic seaside dining awaits you then with Bang Bang Lobster, Huge Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Pastas & more. Open Thursday - Monday, Lunch 11:30 - 2:30 pm, Burgers & Fun Food, 2:30 - 6 pm, Dinner 6 - 9 pm, Sunday Brunch 10 - 3 pm. Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm in the Iguana Lounge. Thursday dinner, 2 for 1 bottles of wine. Wine Club 2nd Fridays, Beer Club the last Friday of every month. Call to reserve your date for celebrations, special events, and destination weddings!
Tel. 340-772-1205 or 340-772-1266
Cruzan Barrel is located at # 2 Strand Street on the waterfront in Frederiksted. Open on cruise ship days, we feature a fine selection of local products including Fort Christian Brew Pub apparel, their fine selections of beers, and an assortment of Cruzan Rums and other local gift items. In case you need a vehicle to see the island, Budget Rent-a-Car also maintains and office at Cruzan Barrel. So if you need an ice cold, local hand-crafted ale, or a car to go and find one, stop in and see us at Cruzan Barrel!
The Blue Moon, where jazz has a home, is located in historic Victoria House at 7 Strand Street. Award-winning cuisine with a Cajun flair, featuring fresh local fish, great salads, their unique New Orleans Alfredo, and homemade desserts. An extensive selection of fine wines is available to complement your meal. Join us Wednesday and Friday nights and at Sunday Brunch for the island's best live jazz scene, in an eclectic open-air setting on the Frederiksted waterfront. Be sure to stop in for a cocktail at sunset. Open 6 days a week- lunch Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 2 p.m., dinner Tuesday - Saturday 6 pm - until. Call for reservations.
Just one mile north of the Cruise Ship Pier in Frederiksted, Rhythms offers the island's best limin' beach! Hang with the locals and play volleyball in the sand or catch the best sunset of your life - maybe even see the "Green Flash!" Great food and drinks. Best bands every Sunday, 3-7pm. Open 7 days a week, 11:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Frederiksted map #3
We've brought the casual vibe of an open-air country roadhouse to the Caribbean and created "Tennessee by the Sea!" This latest addition to the Christiansted boardwalk is fast becoming both a local favorite and a "must experience" destination for visitors. Our menu features a creative twist on the classics of southern cuisine, from hush puppies to fresh salads, and po'boy sandwiches to chicken fried steak. Choose between BB Q specialties we hardwood smoke on site and signature entrees like pan-seared catfish and Coca-Cola marinated hanger steak. Our 2 full bars are manned by St. Croix's most skillful mixologists, ready with cold beers, frozen drinks, and exotic cocktails. Co-owned by singer/songwriter John Eddie, our "venue with a view" offers great live music most nights. www.lowlifebarandrefuge.com 715-7977 (Christiansted Map # 30)
This Mexican Restaurant & Sport Bar (little Mexico in Gallows Bay) is owned by chef Maria Fonrouge--actually from Mexico! They will transport you there with Authentic Mexican Cuisine--something for everyone--meat lovers to vegan. Busy? No problem! Go-go Burritos and Tacos, made-to-order, are served as fast you can say "Andale!" Special-value Kids Menu. Margaritas, Sangria, Micheladas, and Maria's Signature Drinks made fresh daily. There are 14 TV's for our Sport Fans. Eat in AC or out in the new courtyard. Kitchen open Monday 11 am - 9 pm, Thursday - Saturday, 11 am - 10 pm. Winner! Tied for First Place Entree, A Taste of St. Croix 2013, with Pescado a la Veracruzana! mariascantinastx.com 340-713-0222
(Christiansted Map #27)
For the best in local and off-island entertainment, check out this schedule. We have Llewellyn singing songs of the Caribbean on Saturday nights, guitar virtuoso Steve Katz on Sunday. Mercy Child plays on Fridays except once a month when we feature one of Chicken Charlie's amazing bands from the states. Come out and dance to your favorite sixties rock-n-roll and feast on fresh local lobster, great steaks and other specials. "There's nothing like a hamburger at Cheeseburger's (overheard recently), the East End Headquarters for food, fun, and frolic!"
Island Map #92
How do these flavors sound - Berry Trilogy, Carambola Passionfruit, Guava, Lemon, Lime, Mango, P apaya, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Soursop? Our Organic Sorbets and Fruit Pops are made in house with fruit pulp, lime juice and Organic Blue Agave Nectar, and available in containers from 4-32 oz. Try a great Fruit Smoothie! Homemade B utter Cookies are sold in 1/4-pound containers along with home made ice cream and gelato in small batches. L ast year won "Best Ice Cream Parlor in the USVI," Daily News Readers' Poll, 2nd Place at "Crucian Fusion, and 2nd Place in "Taste of St. Croix" Desserts! This year won 1st Place Dessert at Cuisine on the Green/Taste of St. Croix event. Located in Gallows Bay around the corner from Undercover Books. Open Mon 12-6 pm, Tues - Sat 10 am-6 pm. Visit our website at https://sites.google.com/site/jaccarorganicsorbet Tel. 340-719-6999
Christiansted Map #52
Located in the Coakley Bay Condos, the Cultured Pelican is a great spot for sipping a daiquiri or glass of wine at sunset while enjoying a Buck Island view. Count on a tempting selection of home-style Italian favorites at this open air East End haunt. A favorite of locals and visitors alike. An imaginative dinner menu with nightly specials is served from 6pm Tuesday - Sunday evenings. Enticing starters lead up to entrees like pastas, veal and fresh fish. Pizza and calzones are offered to eat in or take out. A fabulous Sunday brunch is served from 10am to 2pm and offers $2 Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The entire menu is available for takeout as well as a complete catering menu. MC /VISA. Reservations suggested. www.culturedpelican.com
Island Map #1
It's easy to see why this beachfront restaurant has been a local favorite for more than 20 years-- voted Best Seafood on St. Croix by readers of the Daily News! An informal, open-to-the-breeze spot overlooking Buck Island, Duggan's is open for dinner every night from 6 to 9:00. Start off with drinks or your choice from the wine list with local conch chowder. We specialize in local lobster and fresh fish. Also enjoy pasta, filet mignon, and your choice of freshly prepared desserts. Try Frank Duggan's Sunday Brunch 11 am - 2:00 pm with Eggs Benedict, Quiche, weekly specials, and $3 Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Reservations welcomed.
Island Map #100
Enjoy casual boardwalk dining or upstairs with a spectacular view of the harbor at the VIs' only micro-brewery/pub. In addition to burgers, wings, soup & salads, our unique menu features crab, duck, steamed mussels, shrimp & fresh local fish. Dine from 11 am - 10 pm daily. 5 hand-crafted ales are brewed on the premises & served frosty cold on tap. Mon night specials include free draft ale with a steak or seafood entree; Two for Tues features 2 for 1 drinks from 5 - 9 pm; Wed is $15 for a Bucket of Beers; Thirsty Thurs are quenched with $10 Pitchers of Ale. .-price appetizers are featured during Happy Hours M on thru Fri from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. O n Sat enjoy $5 Bloody Marys all day with $2 Beer & $4 Well Drinks from 9 pm to 11 pm. Voted the "Bar with the Best Live Entertainment in the VI" by Daily News readers for 2011! Tel. 713-9820
Christiansted Map #92
A classic Island favorite overlooking the yachts at Green Cay Marina. Happy Hour 4-6pm and dinner 6-10pm seven days a week, Sunday Brunch 10-2pm. Try Executive Chef Kenneth Biggs' imaginative appetizers like Homemade Pasta, Housemade Duck Liver Pate, Escargot Provencale, or Caesar salad prepared tableside, and a gourmet entr.e - fresh local lobster when available, osso bucco, Chateaubriand for two, or "The Galleon" filet mignon topped with lobster medallions - then let our knowledgeable staff suggest a wine from our extensive, awardwinning Wine Spectator Award cellar to compliment your meal. Vegetarian specials, luscious desserts. Piano bar and live music nightly by St. Croix's best! New Bar Menu! Secure parking, air-conditioned, reservations recommended.
VISA, MC, AMEX.
St. Croix Map #91
Nestled in historic downtown Christiansted, The Court Yard on Company Street will delight you with its variety of cuisines and relaxed atmosphere. The Court Yard offers something special for everyone entailing great seafood, fresh salads, pizza, steaks, and house made desserts. Try our signature cocktail menu. As a recent winner of the Soup De Cure, The Court Yard has become one of St. Croix must visit restaurants. Not only will you have an amazing dining experience, but you will dine in a piece of history. Our Danish courtyard has remained virtually unchanged since the 18th century. Rod iron gates, stone walls, and a cool breeze help The Court Yard on Company Street retain its place as a staple of Christiansted. We look forward to your family joining ours. Christiansted Map #4
Peter Skrivanos and his family welcome you with open arms and old world recipes! Our award-winning menu was inspired by the home-cooked Greek meals that Peter's mother and grandmother prepared for him as a child. As with many Greek family recipes nothing was written - instead they were handed down with a pinch of this and a dash of that. His chefs work with Peter to recreate childhood recipes complete with favorites like dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), souvlaki, authentic Greek gyros, and mousake. Enjoy one of our famous Greek pizza - highly recommended! And don't forget Peter's famous Bakalava ice cream! Located . mile East of Christiansted. Mon - Sat, 4-10pm. Call for reservations, takeout, private parties. "Its like Greece without the airfare!" New look, new feel, same great food.
St. Croix Map #87
Coffee lovers rejoice! Enjoy world-class coffees, a decadent Ghirardelli Frappe, or a 100% Fruit Smoothie in a "hip, funky, and friendly" Urban-Caribbean art gallery. Our selection of loose-leaf teas is unsurpassed on the island. Polly's showcase salads are made from the freshest local organic produce that our beautiful and bountiful island has to offer. Our wraps are healthy and light. Sweet Pea's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are served up with Buttery Perfection! Frederik's Loveburger was voted #1 Veggie Burger on St. Croix! Sip a glass of organic wine, or relish a dish of local ice cream, and capture an incredible West End Sunset. Three Internet stations plus Wi-Fi. Polly's at the Pier..."An Uptown Coffee Shop in Downtown Frederiksted." Open weekdays from 7am-6pm, Sat/Sun 8am-5pm.
Federiksted Map #1
Tel. 719-WIFI (9434)
If you're craving an incredible burger and a draft beer to wash it down with, come to Tavern 1844. How about a dozen fresh-shucked oysters, or our signature lobster mac 'n cheese or award-winning handmade Ravioli? Tavern 1844 has the largest beer menu in the VIand a burger menu just as compelling. Every dish is made to order, so be prepared to have your taste buds re-vitalized! Try out never-been-frozen mussels steamed in the broth of the day along with some hand-cut, duck-fat fries or just Brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon. n a great atmosphere just two blocks up from the boardwalk, Tavern 1844 is the best place on island for burgers and seafood and the only place on island for a draft Guinness! Facebook us!
Christiansted Map #28
"People like coming here." This colorful, family restaurant offers up a Caribbean, Latin, and Seafood menu that has been pleasing patrons for over ten years. If you like fresh fish, lobster, conch, and shrimp, or chicken, steaks, and pork chops, you have to try the way they do it at El Flamboyant! Yvonne Villegas learned to cook from her mother who had a restaurant in Puerto Rico for many years. Now its Yvonne's turn to cook and serve these coveted family recipes. The Happy Hour tradition on Thursday and Friday nights is to stop for a drink then take shishkabobs home from the drive-up booth on the road! Located mid-island between Centerline Road and the Highway on Route #663, they are open every day. See the ad for hours or give us a call 340-779-3285. St. Croix Map #28
Brings big city sophistication to Hospital Street in Christiansted. The restaurant is the recommended choice of Travel & Leisure and Brides Magazines. With its own private parking lot in back, this air conditioned, cozy bistro offers escape from the ordinary with its artistic decor, interesting photographs, cool music, and a culinary experience created
by a fusion of Thai, Mexican, and Caribbean cuisines. Innovative stir-fry dishes are on the menu, along with delicious desserts and the island's most interesting freshly-dripped coffee. Open for dinner daily except Sunday 6 - 10 pm, or stop by for drinks at the well-stocked bar.
AX, MC, VISA.
Christiansted Map #144
From the daily lunch buffet seaside at Dockside, to the island's best brick-oven pizza at East End Pizza to Rok Dining and the Lobster Fest at the Starlite Grille; there's always a great dining experience to be had at Divi Carina Bay! Mondays..."Meet the Cooks" as they amaze you with their culinary talents. Tuesdays, Viva Italia during the "Taste of Italy Buffet" along with Kiki & the Fire Dancers. Wednesday...go loco at the "Mexican Buffet" and place your bet at the Crab Races with Tito & Sue. Thursday is the "Caribbean Beach Barbeque", complete with Steel Pans, Quadrille Dancers and Mocko Jumbies! Saturday night is the "Beachside Pig Roast" with live entertainment that'll have you dancing the night away! www.divicarinabay.com(Island Map #105)
Come to Mocha Jumbies Cafe and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere with great food, desserts and specialty/classic coffee drinks. We have the island's freshest coffee which can be transformed into a creative assortment of drinks. Try the hand-crafted sodas such as Water Melon/Prickly Pear and other island favorites. Or just have a classic cappuccino from our beautiful Italian espresso machine but, with locally-roasted beans from Virgin Island Coffee Roasters! We offer a yummy selection of sandwiches from vegetarian meatball sub to our tasty Scarano Italian Sub. Finish the experience off with our Coconut Palm Pie! We are located on Northshore road in Princesse Plaza . Our hours are Mon-Fri, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sat, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call your order in ahead! Tel. 340-718-5252 (Island Map #3)
Trivia Night on Wednesday and Caribbean Night on Monday. Enjoy Sunday Brunch from 10 am - 2 pm, and throughout the rest of the week, The Palms has an exciting schedule of live entertainment and events such as Caribbean Night on Monday, and Trivia Night on Wednesday. The chefs have put together a tantalizing menu to please every palate, including our special bar menu served until 10 pm. And for special holidays like Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day, the Palms does a lovely menu for you to celebrate with family in a beautiful beachside setting. The Palms at Pelican Cove is an ideal location for your St. Croix destination wedding or other special event. Business travelers will enjoy the 1000 square foot air-conditioned meeting room. Please call for reservations.
Island Map #6
Turtles Deli has won international acclaim and numerous awards including 'The Best Deli in the Virgin Islands,' in a Daily News readers' poll, for their oversized, sumptuous sandwiches on fresh baked breads. St. Croix's only seaside gourmet deli is a must stop on your Frederiksted visit for delicious sandwiches, pastries, and specialty coffees. Open 8:30 am for coffee/pastries, 9:30 -5 pm for sandwiches. Monday - Saturday. Call in orders and take out.Turtles After Dark, right above the deli, serves everything the deli doesn't from 100% Angus Burgers to Grilled Lobster Platters and succulent steaks. Fifty-cent wings on game nights. Local specialties include Man Soup and Kallaloo. Three Time Winner in the Crucian Fusion Culinary Awards. Full Bar. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.
Frederiksted Map #8
Turtles After Dark Tel. 340-772-3936
Turtles Deli Tel. 340-772-3676
Experience intimate seaside dining at The Waves at Cane Bay. Casually elegant, The Waves has beautiful views of Cane Bay, Hamm's Bluff, and gorgeous sunsets. The Waves serves fine cuts of meat, locally caught seafood, and fresh vegetables along with creative and delicious Chef's specials. The Waves also has a fully stocked bar with Happy Hour daily from 4-6 pm plus nightly drink specials. Open seven nights a week for dinner from 6-10 pm and for Sunday Brunch from 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Reservations suggested. The Waves at Cane Bay ... fine dining on the rocks!
Tel. 718-1815 or 718-4745
By Carol M. Bareauther, RD
"Fast Food" feeds millions, but it is "Slow Food" that nourishes the body and soul. This nurturing earth-friendly cuisine, mixed with a heaping helping of eco-sustainability and cultural preservation, is what the Slow Down dinners at St. Croix's Creque Dam Farm are all about.
"The idea for our Creque Slow Down Dinner Experience, or CSDDE for short, was born out of the Slow Food philosophy," says Keith Weitzman, chef for the farm, which is also the headquarters for the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute (VISFI).
Carlo Petrini, an Italian visionary, founded the Slow Food Movement in 1986 as a resistance effort to combat fast food. The central theme of this now globally-recognized effort is to preserve the cultural cuisine and the associated food plants, domestic animals, and farming within an eco-region. This year, the Creque Dam Farm will represent the U.S. Virgin Islands as one of over 5,000 producers of good, clean, fair food at the Slow Food Movement's Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy.
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Dining Directory: • St. Croix Dining Guide
• Cheeseburger in America's Paradise
• Fort Christian Brew Pub
• El Flamboyant
• The Palms at Pelican Cove
• Tavern 1844
• Divi Carina Bay
• The Bistro
• The Courtyard Restaurant
• Mocha Jumbies Cafe
• Galangal South East Asian Cuisine
• Palms at Pelican Cove
• The Waves at Cane Bay
• Angry Nate's
• Ace Roti Shop
• Good Spirits
• John Eddie's Lowlife Bar and Refuge
• The Buccaneer
• Polly's at the Pier
• Blue Water Terrace
• Renaissance - St Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
• Pirates Tavern
• You are Here Bar & Grille
• Cruzan Barrel
• The Galleon
• Turtles Deli and Turtles After Dark
• Club Comanche - Rum and Wine Bar
• Maria's Cantina
• The Pickled Greek
• Rhythms at Rainbow Beach
• Club Comanche - The Pavilion Lounge
• Cafe Fresco
• Jaccar Sorbet
• Galangal South East Asian Cuisine
• Cafe Fresco
• Ace Roti Shop
• Avocado Pit
• Good Spirits
• Blue Water Terrace
• You Are Here Bar & Grille
• Angry Nates Boathouse & Seafood Emporium
• The Buccaneer Restaurants
• Beach Side Café
• Cruzan Barrel
• The Blue Moon
• Rhythms at Rainbow Beach
• John Eddie's Lowlife Bar & Refuge
• Maria's Cantina
• Cheeseburgers In Paradise
• Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbets